Vitsebsk oppositionists file another picket application

2013 2013-10-13T14:51:00+0300 2013-10-15T14:53:09+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The coordinator of the Movement "For Freedom" in the Vitsebsk region, Khrystafor Zhaliapau and an activist of the organizing committee of the Social Democratic Party "Narodnaya Hramada" Aliaksei Haurutsikau composed their application in such a way to leave the district authorities less reasons for banning the action.

The stated action site is one of the places determined by the opposition's mass events by the authorities – 30-hoddzia VLKSM Park, the time – 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, 29 October.

"This is a working day , and we understand that more would be able to come and see us on Saturday or Sunday. However, if we apply for holding our actions at the weekend, the city medics refuse to enter into service contracts with us, referring to the extra load on the ambulance during days-off. That's why we appointed the picket on Monday – so as not to give them the usual reasons to refuse to cooperate with us, as far as it is impossible to get a permission from the district authorities without entering into service agreements with the police, ambulance and the street cleaners first,” explained Mr. Haurutsikau.

The activists intend to hold the picket to express their solidarity with Ales Bialiatski, Eduard Lobau, Mikalai Statkevich and other political prisoners.